January 23, 2018
Join Dr. Lauret Savoy, author of Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape and the Katz Family Fellow of Spring 2018, for a Do Snack (a twist on our Do Lunches) on February 20th, at 4:30pm. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, Dr. Savoy writes about the stories we tell of the American land’s origins and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. She is the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke, and has published multiple books, including The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural World; Bedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology; and Living with the Changing California Coast. She is also a photographer and pilot.
Dr. Savoy has been recognized for the excellence of her writing and teaching. Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the 2017 ASLE Creative Writing Award. It was also a finalist for the 2016 PEN American Open Book Award and Phillis Wheatley Book Award, as well as shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and Orion Book Award. Winner of Mount Holyoke’s Distinguished Teaching Award and an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, she has also held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, and she is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
What: Do Snack with Lauret Savoy, author of Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape; only open to Duke undergraduate students
When: Tuesday, February 20th, from 4:30-5:30pm.
Where: Blue Parlor, East Duke Building, East Campus
Snacks will be served.
Please RSVP here.